Bowral is a short 1 hour journey from the Sydney CBD and is nestled at the base of the impressive Mount Gibraltar in the midst of the Southern Highlands. Bowral is a popular escape from the busy city life, due to its proximity to Sydney and Canberra. It is also only 1 hour from the beautiful beaches in Wollongong, so you can enjoy the best of country and coastal New South Wales all from your comfortable accommodation. There are several fantastic motels and hotels which will allow you great comfort while you explore the surrounding area.
Start with a visit to Bowral Lookout, where you will have beautiful birds-eye views of the Bowral area, including Wingecarribee River Valley, Moss Vale and Mount Gingenbullen. Walking tracks circle the area, so you can take calm, peaceful walks while enjoying the scenery below and breathing in the fresh country air. There are several wineries around Bowral, which have some of the finest wines in New South Wales. Bowral also has some fine accommodation, with some luxury resorts and hotels on offer to thrill travellers looking for an extravagant getaway.
For something a little more education which the whole family will love, the Bradman Museum is located in Bowral and is a celebration of Australian cricketing history. The best time to visit Bowral is in the spring or summer, when the cricket season is going and the flowers are in full bloom, giving the town a most pleasant aroma. Corbett Garden is the best place to visit for the colourful array of flowers and shrubs you can find around Bowral.Of course, Bowral is so close to so many other attractions, it doesn't make sense to spend all your time here. Scenic drives from Bowral can take you to the charming villages of Robertson and Sutton Forrest, where there is even more of country New South Wales to discover. The accommodation in all areas is great, with numerous budget motels and hotels to allow you to explore the countryside at affordable prices. For something with more of life’s comforts, Bowral has great self contained apartments for families and anyone else looking to explore the Bowral region.